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  1. By an Act of 1963, a new county of Greater London was created, absorbing all the county of London and most of Middlesex, which was abolished, the remainder of its territory – around Staines – being added to Surrey. Surrey, Kent, Essex and Hertfordshire also lost territory to Greater London. The Act went into effect in 1965.

  2. The history of Newcastle upon Tyne dates back almost 2,000 years, during which it has been controlled by the Romans, the Angles and the Norsemen amongst others. Originally known by its Roman name Pons Aelius, the name "Newcastle" has been used since the Norman conquest of England. Due to its prime location on the River Tyne, the town developed greatly during the Middle Ages and it was to play ...

  3. His rather precarious conquest of the county of Maine, his long quarrels 11Ihhhjams, with Philip I. of France, who suborned against him his undutiful and rebellious eldest son Robert, his negotiation with Flanders and Germany, deserve no more than a mention.

  4. Mar 21, 2020 · There was a big row in a meeting of the “country ring” politicians Monday night when friends of J.D. Ponder refused to accept Adrian Pool as corporation court judge candidate. Glimpses Of The Past—13 yrs ago. January 1, 1911. The first bloodshed between the rebels and Mexican federals was reported from Sonora.

  5. Double placenames prominently feature the placenames of two or more constituent geopolitical entities.. Such placenames are often created when two cities, provinces or other territories are amalgamated or merged, and a decision is taken to preserve the old names in double-barrelled form rather than invent a new name.

  6. The conversion of England to Christianity took, from first to last, some ninety years (A.D. 597 to 686), though during the last thirty the ancestral heathenism was only lingering on in remote comers of the land. The original missionary impulse came from Rome, and Augustine is rightly Conversion of England. regarded as the evangelist of the English; yet only a comparatively small part of the ...

  7. Jan 23, 2018 · The quotation above comes from a paper bound "Early History of Mower County, Minnesota," by R. N . Paden. I t was compiled by authority of the Board of County Commissioners, and printed in 1876, the Centennial year of the U . S . The paragraphs which follow have been taken from Paden's history.

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